Plays a leading role in keeping our bones healthy. If we cut ourselves, the blood clotting self-defence mechanism that kicks in is courtesy of vitamin K – which makes it great for blood clotting, too. It also fights against cancer and helps to maintain a healthy heart. There are actually two types of vitamin K, simply called K1 and K2. K1 is found in vegetables such as kale; it is also one of the best sources with just half a cup providing more than 100% of our recommended daily intake. We also get vitamin K1 from broccoli, cabbage, spring onions and spinach and K2 is found in diary products. A healthy micro- biome will also synthesise K2.
Top 8 foods that contain vitamin K
- Turnip greens
- Brussel sprouts